OWLED 2007
OWL: Experiences and Directions

Third International Workshop
Innsbruck, Austria
6-7 June 2007

Co-located with ESWC07 and RR2007       

Supported by TONES , Knowledge Web , Clark&Parsia

TONES Knowledge Web Clark&Parsia

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The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since 2004. Today OWL is playing an important role in an increasing number of applications and range of domains. Therefore, it is the right time to analyse feedback from users and to discuss how OWL can be applied, adapted and extended to fulfill current and future application demands.

The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series is a forum for practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers, and others interested in OWL to describe real and potential applications, to share experience, and to discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications. At OWLED 2006 it was agreed to move forward with a member submission of the OWL 1.1 proposal which extends OWL DL in ways that have been requested by users, that have effective reasoning algorithms, and that developers of OWL reasoning systems are willing to support. The OWL 1.1 specification has recently been accepted as a member submission, and is available on the W3C's website at http://www.w3.org/Submission/owl11-overview/.

The 3rd OWL: Experiences and Directions workshop (OWLED 2007) will again bring users, implementors and researchers together in order to measure the current state of need against the state of the art and to set an agenda for language evolutions that satisfy users. OWLED 2007 shall in particular present industrial efforts and experiences with OWL. It shall further the interaction between industry, theoreticians and tool builders, help consolidate OWL 1.1, clarify the relationships between OWL and rules and initiate the specification of OWL 2.0.

Building on the success of the 2005 OWLED and the 2006 OWLED workshops, the 2007 OWLED workshop will again be immediately after one of the main Semantic Web conferences, namely the ESWC conference, and is colocated with the First International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems, RR2007.


OWLED 2007 welcomes the submission of papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory, method, tool, including but not limited to the following topics:

Submissions of papers on industrial efforts, experiences reports, system descriptions, position papers (especially about new features or issues with OWL), and survey papers about theory or tools (for example comparing different ways of combining rules with OWL) are strongly encouraged. We particularly welcome:

Workshop Format

The goal of the workshop will be to maximise discussion. The technical sessions will therefore consist of short presentations of selected papers (grouped by topic area) followed by directed discussion. As in prior years, there will be session(s) devoted to standardization efforts, to some issues deferred from 2006 (alternative syntaxes, constraints, SPARQL and OWL, rules and OWL), and a report, with discussion, on the progress of the OWL 1.1 W3C submission and working group.



All accepted submissions and demo descriptions will be made available from the workshop web site; these may be updated with final versions after the reviewing process. Final versions of accepted papers will be published on CEUR-WS. Presentation materials from the workshop will also be placed on the web site.

All submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Decisions on the acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors no later than 14 April, 2007.

Important Dates

Submissions due: NEW DEADLINE: 11 March, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 14 April, 2007
Final versions due: 5 May, 2007
Workshop: 6-7 June, 2007

Participation and Registration

All are welcome to participate.
The online registration for OWLED is now OPEN. To register please fill the registration form here If you register before the 26th May 2007 you are eligible for the early registration fee:

From the 26th May 2007, the registration fee is the registration fee includes: participation to the workshop sessions from Tuesday to Wednesday, coffee breaks, lunches and a social banquet on Tuesday evening.


OWLED 2007 is co-located with ESWC07

The ESWC 2007 conference will be held in the Tirol region of Innsbruck, Austria. Innsbruck is located 489km (304 miles) SW of Vienna; 159km (99 miles) S of Munich; 360km (224 miles) SW of Linz; 190km (118 miles) SW of Salzburg; 204km (127 miles) SE of Bregenz.

OWLED will be taking place at Congress Innsbruck:

in Strassburg Hall.

Congress & Messe Innsbruck GmbH
Rennweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck
T +43 (0) 512 5936-122
F +43 (0) 512 5936-7

A wide list of hotels is available for instance through AUSTRIA TREND HOTEL CONGRESS INNSBRUCK
Holiday City or any Hotel discount search engine

Here some examples of hotels recommanded on ESWC site
Austria Trend Hotel Congress
Rennweg 12a,
6020 Innsbruck,

Gasthof Engl, Hotel Grauer Bär, Hotel Innsbruck, Hotel Mozart, Hotel Tautermann, Tourotel Breinössl
(without any guarantee of how good/reasonable they are and how close!)

Student Grants

We have a limited number of student grants available funded, in part, by Knowledge Web. We invite full time students to apply for this grant by April 30, 2007. Applications should include a statement of interest (i.e., what you bring to and expect to get from OWLED), brief CV, a scan of a student ID or other evidence of professional status, and a letter of support from their supervisor. Any interested student can apply. Please send your application to Bijan Parsia


General Chair: Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester (UK)

Programme Chairs Steering Committee

Program Committee

For any question please contact OWLED steering committee.